Controlling Plex clients through the Plex Media Server HTTP API
Node module used to control Plex clients. Utilises the Plex Media Server HTTP API/Control.
PlexControl(serverIp, clientNameOrIp[, options])
var PlexControl = require"plex-control"PlexControl;// having Plex Media Server on 192.168.0.1// and client wanting to control with hostname "mac-mini"var control = "192.168.0.1" "mac-mini";// ..or assigning client by IP addresscontrol = "192.168.0.1" "192.168.0.2";
If options are provided they are given to the underlying plex-api upon instantiation.
Each command returns a promise which gets resolved when command was delivered successfully by the Plex API or rejected when any error occured.
controlnavigationmoveUpthen// moveUp was successfully communicated to Plexconsoleerr'Error while communicating with HTTP API' err;;
The commands are pretty much self describing and identical to what the HTTP API offers.
What's currently happing on the client?
It resolves to an object representing what's currently playing/paused. The object has lots of details about the given media. Hints of what's available in these gigantic detailed media representations can be found on the XML example on the StatusSessions page in the unofficial Plex API documentation.
controlcurrentlyplayingthenif !resultconsole.log"Nothing is currently playing";elseconsole.log"Currently playing a %s titled: %s"resultattributestyperesultattributestitle;;
getClientInfo(name | IP)
Returns a promise containing the info about the client matched by either the name or IP-address provided. Rejects with a
NotFoundError if client was not found.
control.api which holds a reference to the underlying plex-api instance,
has gotten a major upgrade. Read more especially about the XML -> JSON changes done in plex-api between v1.0 and v2.0.
getClientInfo() rejects with a
NotFoundError instead of resolving to an
undefined value. To check whether or not
the error is a NotFoundError you could check
err.name === 'NotFound' or compare the error instance against the exposed
NotFoundError constructor from this module (
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